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Posted on: Jan 4, 2019

Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

Intro by Elizabeth Timme, Ice Miller LLP

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review addressed the variety of reasons why women are less likely to be conspicuous self-promoters at work. Women were often concerned (and according to the data, maybe rightfully so) that being seen as too assertive could actually be a detriment to their careers. And importantly, women tended to favor a collaborative leadership style that simply felt more comfortable to them than a more individually-focused approach to achieving goals. By actively working to value more diverse styles of leadership and confronting implicit biases in the workforce, companies can make headway to ensure that women receive equal opportunities and credit for their contributions.

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